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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2216
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Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

Roger Swain opens at the suburban garden with blue flowering displays of Ageratum 'Blue Horizon', Verbena bonariensis, Campanula carpatica, Veronica midnight, and delphinium chinensis.

Roger is joined by garden designer Louis Raymond for a look at his unusual but beautifully designed terra-cotta pots. Some of the plants he uses are: colocasia macrorphiza (large leafed tree) catalpa bignonioides aurea (tree) copper beech tree (will be transplanted to garden in the fall) purple leaf canna dwarf catalpa helicrysum petiolare (topiary licorice plant) abelmoschus manihot (yellow flower) solanom rantonnetii (purple flowers)

Together, they pot up a "swamp" pot to sit by the pond. The pot is first lined with plastic to hold in the water, and then filled with mulch. It contains thalia geniculata rubra, striped acorus, lizard tail, striped cat tail, colocasia rubra, water canna, scirpas albenscens, myriophylum aquatica around edges.

Holly Shimizu is in South Vermont visiting garden designer Wayne Winterrowd, co-author of "A Year at North Hill." Together they tour his gardens containing scotch thistle, conifers, asters, dianthus, primroses, flowering rush and iris. He also displays a wonderful planted wall garden.

Chef Marian prepares a salt cod salad:

Rinse & soak salt cod for 24 hours in refrigerator to freshen cod (change water every few hours). In a pan, place two sliced onions, cod and cover with water. Bring to a gentle simmer; poach for 8 - 10 minutes.

Remove cod from pan and flake into a bowl. Marinate with 1/4 c. lime juice, 1 tb. olive oil and toss. Add 1/2 c. chopped red pepper, 1/2 c. chopped scallions, 2 tsp. hot peppers, a grinding of black pepper and toss with 1/2 c. of chopped cilantro.

Roger closes with plant-of-the-week, sorbaria sorbifolia, a soft white blooming shrub.

AH 8/97

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